Ruga Settlement: Nobody Can Come from Outside to Take Ekiti Land -Fayemi

  • Fayemi said the available land is not even enough.
  • Syas security top of his priority.

Ekiti governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said nobody could come from outside to take the land of the Ekiti people.

This is in reaction to Ruga farm settlement approved by the president to tackle the herdsmen-farmers crisis.

Corroborating his principal, the state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Febisola Adewale, said the state has nothing like Ruga farm settlement and it has not been approached for such purpose.

Fayemi, who stated this during a condolence visit to the Orin Ekiti community on Monday over the killing of a hunter, Emmanuel Ilori, assured the people that nobody would be allowed from outside the state to take over the land from its people.

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The governor who said that traditional hunters and security agencies would henceforth work together to ensure adequate security for the people of the state assured that people of the state would henceforth witness the deployment of more soldiers, armed policemen and other security agencies so that they could sleep with their two eyes closed.

“Nobody is coming to take our land in Ekiti. The Governor of Ekiti State has power over the land of Ekiti and it is the person that the governor gives land in Ekiti that can use the land of Ekiti.

“If there are negative comments being peddled around that some people are coming to take over Ekiti land, they are mere hearsay. It cannot happen in Ekiti, except I am no longer the Governor of Ekiti State and there is nobody that can be governor in Ekiti that will cede Ekiti land to outsiders because our land is not even enough for us,” he stated.

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Speaking on security, Fayemi stated that adequate security of the people is his major concern.

” I want our people to ignore the lies and falsehood some individuals are spreading around. There is nobody that will be governor in Ekiti that will allow outsiders to take over our communities from the people here or say that people coming from elsewhere should come and take over Ekiti land.”

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